(1) Where the court makes a relevant ruling—
(a) it must state in open court (but in the absence of the jury, if there is one) its reasons for the ruling;
(b) if it is a magistrates' court, it must cause the ruling and the reasons for it to be entered in the register of the court's proceedings.
(2) In this section “relevant ruling” means—
(a) a ruling on whether an item of evidence is evidence of a person's bad character;
(b) a ruling on whether an item of such evidence is admissible under
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